Disney Candy Canes Returning to Disneyland

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The 35-year tradition of making fresh candy canes is set to return Friday December 4th to Disneyland.

Disneyland guests often line up for the chance to buy a limited number of the newly made sweets. Others crowd around the windows to watch teams of candy makers stretch the liquid-like sugar into hook shapes.

The canes are in such high demand that Disneyland workers plan to hand out tickets on a first-come, first-served basis so guests can return at fixed times to buy a maximum of two canes each, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman. There will be a stand-by line in case guests with tickets don’t come back.

Canes cost $9.95 each.

Makers usually create up to 135 canes, prepared in three batches, in a day at the Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen on Main Street U.S.A. Each cane is wrapped in bubble wrap.

The canes are about the length of a forearm.

Disneyland-goers can find out when candy canes are being made by calling a special phone number, updated each Sunday with information about what kind of candy is being made each day that week. The Candy Kitchen Menu line is 714-781-0112.

Candy makers restrict the number of canes because of the intense heat — between 90 and 100 degrees — needed to melt and mold the goo.

Fun candy cane facts:

  • It takes two hours to produce each batch.
  • Each batch makes between 40 to 45 canes.
  • A team of three candy makers create the canes in a heat-sealed kitchen.
  • Cooking time is about a half hour.
  • Pulling time is about an hour.
  • A block of candy weighs 15 pounds.

Read a full story about how the Disneyland candy canes are made HERE.


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